The Sideways Glance

A vacation begins with planning that many times only considers ideal situations and circumstances. Bags are packed, car loaded, and the kids are crammed in. The gps is set, the plan is on go and… We drove away at dusk on the familiar route of winding Highway 7. By the time we reached the small... Continue Reading →

Steadfast Obedience Endures

I landed in the ER on a Sunday after several days of pain with my back. The X-rays showed some extensive issues with my spine that will need to be addressed as soon as possible. A few days later, I visited the urgent care clinic for additional symptoms which led to a diagnosis of shingles.... Continue Reading →

Let me Tell You

Although I am miles away from Beth and Russ today, my thoughts are with them. When our kids get married and most times have families of their own, they take on added responsibilities. Their time and how they slice the 24 hour days looks differently. Frankly, the calls to Mom become few and their times... Continue Reading →

Discipline to Stay in the Bible

Spring teaching has wrapped up for me and as of now, I will be spending an extended period of time away from home. The next thing on my agenda will be planning for the August workshop which will be done remotely. So just like many of you, over the summer months I realize the importance... Continue Reading →

Fruit of Our Labors

When I hurt, I prayed. When I wept, I went to the Word. When I lamented, it moved me to worship. I continued asking the Lord what he had for me each and every day. In his graciousness, the Lord and his church consistently had work for me that positioned me for gratitude - Opportunity... Continue Reading →

Growing Pains

Faith may seem strong when things are going well, but when challenges arise we begin to see what lurks in the crevices of the heart. Does your faith quickly wither and die in times of difficulty, or will you remain steadfast? In the growing pains of life, defining moments in events and experiences can hit... Continue Reading →

Careful Study

It is important to study and learn because God has revealed Himself to his people in general revelation (creation) and special revelation (the Bible). He gave us a book, one that is not meant to sit on a shelf, but to be read, searched, studied, and understood. But most important, it is to be lived... Continue Reading →

Women in the Local Church: Friendship

Two are better than one,    because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down,    one can help the other up.But pity anyone who falls    and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.    But how can one keep warm alone?Though one may be overpowered,    two can defend... Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life of a Bible Teacher

As I sit at my desk this morning after having completed my lessons for the upcoming Bible workshop, I thought it would be appropriate to share with you what many of my days look like. My purpose in sharing these details is so they might shed some light on the heart attitude as well as... Continue Reading →

Looking Back

When we are busy making plans and embarking on work for the future, it is beneficial to reflect on God's own work in the past. I've posted this previously but after looking back for myself this afternoon and considering where I've been, I thought I would share my testimony with you once more. As I... Continue Reading →

Get to Know Your Authors and Speakers

We’re drawn in by attractive book covers, the sensationalism of Christian celebrities, and well-trained speakers. Many times, dynamic personalities trump sound doctrine. Make no mistake, the Christian market for women is a huge money maker, primarily in books and conference ticket sales. It is sad when we find so much of our modern-day writing/speaking that... Continue Reading →

Favorite Books for Growth

I encourage all Christian women to take up the discipline of reading to honor God and for the growth of the church. In addition to the Bible, which books should Christians read to help them grow? I’ve pulled titles below from my personal bookshelves and recently revised my list. I appreciate the work from these authors that... Continue Reading →

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